"Here's the deal: My carbon footprint is like a Sasquatch walking through snow. It's huge. I drive a lot, I fly a lot, I am alone right now in this 2,600 square foot house with three separate air conditioner units on, I like boats and pools, and I'm not even very good at recycling. I know this is a personal failing, in that I use up way more energy than I should, but is it a moral and spiritual failing?"
" just bought a hybrid and I am totally doing my part! My carbon footprint is like, a baby shoe! I am a better human than that fat man spreading mayonnaise on his belly! Wait, what? Not all hybrids are created equal? Some just flat-out blow? WHOA! I sure hope I fall on the right side of that fence! "
"I'll admit to a bit of a love for playing with their interactive routemap, too. I like thinking about how and where I'd start on an open-jaw lightweight dash around Europe. Newquay to Girona for Barcelona. Girona to Billund. Overland to Hamburg, then Hamburg to Milan. Overland to Turin, then Turin to Trapani. The carbon footprint is like a giant Doc Marten...but it's fun to play with the routemap."
"All these hippies trying to get people to reduce their carbon footprint is like a form of tree hugging ancient Chinese footbinding. I refuse to be a part of this torture and subjugation. That is why I am typing this blog with my toes while spraying two aerosol cans in the air and crushing styrofoam cups with my butt-cheeks. "
"He loves meat, it's what gives him is bulk and the energy to work. They head to the dump twice a week to heave cans, glass and milk cartons into the landfill. His carbon footprint is like a full sized 1985 Blazer."
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.